This Day In History: 1797-01-06

Edward Turner Bennett was born on this day. An English zoologist, Secretary of the Zoological Society of London, 1833 – 1836. Author, along with G. T. Lay, of the section on Fishes in the Zoology of Beechey’s Voyage (1839).
Honoured in the name Chaetodon bennetti Cuvier, 1831: the Bluelashed butterflyfish.